Chewy Brownies with Leftover Okara

Chewy Brownies with Leftover Okara

A treat for when you're dieting. Fiber-rich okara reduces the calorie content of these brownies. As they use pancake mix, they're really easy to make.

Ingredients: 12 pieces (24 x 18 cm cake mold)

Fresh okara
100 g
Pancake mix
50 g
Granulated sugar
65 g
Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
30 g
60 ml
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
Eggs (beaten)
20 g
To finish
Powdered sugar
2 teaspoons


1. Spread out the okara on a plate lined with a paper towel. Microwave at 600 W for 2 minutes, mix, and microwave for another 2 minutes. Its weight should reduce from 100 g to 75 g.
2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
3. Add the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
4. Pour in batter into the pan. It is rather thick, so spread it out to an even thickness.
5. Top with walnuts.
6. Bake at 180℃ for 20 minutes.
7. Remove from oven, and once cooled, cut into whatever sized pieces you like. Sprinkle on some powdered sugar to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I ended up with some leftover okara when I made a "uno-hana" (a stir-fry of okara and vegetables) so I put it into brownies.
Recommended for when you're dieting, since they're very chewy and filling.
I use a rather modest amount of oil and sugar to help keep the calories down.